Bellway launches partnership with Learning Curve Group

Brenda McLeish, Learning Curve Group CEO and Jon Horan, Bellway plc construction director meet apprentices on site

Bellway launches partnership with Learning Curve Group

Newcastle-based Housebuilder Bellway has appointed training and recruitment services provider, Learning Curve Group, as their Apprenticeship Levy partner.

The partnership will see Co. Durham based Learning Curve Group (LCG) work with Bellway to deliver their new apprenticeship schemes, creating dozens of vacancies around the north-east and nationwide.

The roles available include jobs in a range of construction trades, surveying, a new trainee assistant site manager programme, as well as office based roles such as business administration and accountancy.

As part of the deal, LCG will be supporting Bellway with the recruitment of apprentices as well as offering pre-apprenticeship courses through its skills centre.

Recent changes in apprenticeship legislation mean that eligible employers must contribute 0.5% of their turnover to the Apprenticeship Levy, which can then be used to fund apprenticeship training.  This training can be offered at a range of levels to both new and existing employees regardless of previous academic achievements, opening up a host of development opportunities.

Learning Curve Group are working with Levy paying employers to utilise their Levy pot and SME’s who only need to contribute 10% towards apprenticeship training.

Learning Curve Group CEO, Brenda McLeish said: “We have worked closely with Bellway to develop a fantastic proposition for both new and existing employees, with a range of training solutions to suit their learning and development needs. Our vision is ‘transforming lives through learning’, and I look forward to developing this long-term relationship with Bellway and seeing the apprentices and other team members flourish.”

Bellway Group learning and development manager, Andrew Cumiskey said: “We are delighted to partner with Learning Curve Group and look forward to welcoming our new apprentices onto our programmes. We spent up to a year preparing for the introduction of the apprenticeship levy and are excited to be able to offer a range of development routes from entry level courses to degree level apprenticeships in a wide range of disciplines.”